Find Out Which Celebrities Competed on Eurovision Before Getting Famous

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Rachel McAdams’ Real-Life Experience at Eurovision

Eurovision is coming to the States!

For the first time ever, NBCUniversal will own the U.S. streaming rights for the 2021 and 2022 editions of European Broadcasting Union’s international music competition. Fans around the world can stream this year’s Eurovision Song Contest grand finale today, May 22 on Peacock.

Not to be confused with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams‘ Oscar-nominated (yes, you read that correctly) 2020 movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Sagathe Eurovision competition is the gold standard of musical talents from dozens of countries around the globe.

In fact, many familiar music A-listers actually got their start on Eurovision. Before Grease fame, Olivia Newton-John landed in fourth place…behind superstar hitmakers ABBA whose music later became the heart of Mamma Mia!. Even Céline Dion competed in Eurovision—and won only by a single point.

From Enrique Iglesias‘ father Julio making his Eurovision debut way back in 1970, to the songwriters behind “Walking On Sunshine,” Eurovision has a renowned history in the music industry on a global scale. 

Scroll through the photo gallery below to see which celebrities are actually Eurovision alums.

Be prepared to be amazed, and ready to sing (and dance) along through the 2021 finals on Peacock today.

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Julio Iglesias

1970 Eurovision Song Contest

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Olivia Newton-John

1974 Eurovision Song Contest

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ABBA

1974 Eurovision Song Contest

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Celine Dion

1988 Eurovision Song Contest

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Katrina and the Waves

1997 Eurovision Song Contest

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t.a.T.u.

2003 Eurovision Song Contest

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Katie Price

2005 Eurovision Song Contest

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Engelbert Humperdinck

2012 Eurovision Song Contest

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Jedward

2012 Eurovision Song Contest

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Bonnie Tyler

2013 Eurovision Song Contest

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Conchita Wurst

2014 Eurovision Song Contest

Peacock is live now! Check out NBCU’s new streaming service here.

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